Tom Leykis - Growing Up With One Parent Hr1 - 1/27/2003

Growing up with just one parent may not be the traditional way but there's nothing weird about it. There really isn't such a thing as a 'normal' family!

Growing up with one parent, single mom, is hard,” Robinson said

Growing up with just one parent may not be the traditional way but there's nothing weird about it

More and more kids are growing up with one parent instead of two

My father, Kirk Douglas, born Issur Danielovitch, is Jewish. My mother, Diana, is not. I had no formal religious upbringing from either of them, and the two kids I have with Catherine Zeta-Jones are like me, growing up with one parent who is Jewish and one who is not.

More children are growing up with one parent

Despite this, the courts will act and make decisions based on what the child wants, or what he/she “says” they want. This superficial and wrong decision of Judges needs to be reversed. Such decisions are based on superficial face value thinking. It needs to be reversed by looking beneath what the child says and wants and why the child says what he/she says. This is more so now that so many relationships increasingly end in a hostile manner. Are we prepared for a child/children growing up with one parent in an inimical environment and the other parent being viewed as bad or worse? Are we not depriving the child/children thereby of an absent but caring parent? One should remember this is in a background of no domestic violence or the physical, sexual or emotional abuse of a child.

McLanahan and Jencks provide data showing that growing up with one parent reduces chances of graduating high school by 40 percent
“Much is still unknown about how growing up with one parent affects children,” he wrote

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Single-parent households are the norm in South Africa, with the majority of children growing up with one parent — most likely a mother. Increasing numbers of fathers are absent, and a ‘crisis of men’ in South Africa seems to be perpetuating patterns of abuse and desertion that will most likely continue with future generations.

The experiences of children growing up with one parent are diverse around the world

Millions of kids live with just one parent

This edition of Fast Facts describes the situation of South African families. The effect of the HIV/AIDS pandemic on families is reflected in the increasing numbers of orphans and child-headed households. More and more children are growing up with absent fathers, and in singleparent households. Children growing up with one parent, or without their fathers, are at a significant disadvantage. Poverty exacerbates the impact of family breakdown on children.

Offers mentoring and social relationship opportunities for children growing up with one parent

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